Film Events

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Spain / 2012 / Animated Drama / English dub / 89 min.
Martin Sheen (The West Wing, The Departed), Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises, Weeds), and George Coe (Funny People, Archer) lead a cast of eccentric characters who rebel against authority in this wonderfully animated and poignant comedy for adults. The story opens with former bank manager Emilio being dispatched to a retirement home by his family. His new roommate is a wily wheeler-dealer named Miguel, who cheerfully swindles...

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

Mishima: a Life in Four Chapters is a fictionalized account of Japan's celebrated author Yukio Mishima, beginning in his youth and ending with his suicide. This 1985 film was directed by Paul Schrader and with its rich cinematography by John Bailey, exquisite sets and costumes by Eiko Ishioka, and unforgettable, highly influential score by Philip Glass is a tribute to its subject and a bold work of art in its own right. View the trailer here:...

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

FOXCATCHER closes our Nominee Nights series at Pinney. Best Actor (Steve Carell), Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), and Best Director (Bennett Miller) are among its 5 Oscar Nominations.

Doors open 30 minutes before the film starts and there is room for 50 guests on a first come first serve basis. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Pinney Library.

This movie is rated R by the MPAA and is for mature audiences only.

Dark Valley
Fri, 03/06/2015 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Austria/Germany / 2014 / Drama / German with English Subtitles / 115 min
Somewhere high in the Alps, a lone rider makes his way along a hidden path and reaches a small village, tucked away between the steep mountains. This stranger goes by the name of Greider; nobody knows where he's from and, met with blatant distrust, nobody wants him in the village. The sons of Old Brenner, the village patriarch who holds the entire community under his threatening, violent ways, would have chased him...

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

France / 2012 / drama / French with English subtitles / 127 min.

Georges and Anne are in their eighties.

They are cultivated, retired music teachers.

Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family.

One day, Anne has an attack.

The couple's bond of love is severely tested.

screening permission and image courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics and Criterion Films...

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home. A film by Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly. View the trailer here:

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Fri, 03/13/2015 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

(This film is rated 17+ -- younger viewers will need to attend with a parent or have a signed parental permission slip on file)

At the tender age of 15, Tomoko Kuroki has already dated hundreds of boys- or at least in dating games she has. The sad truth is that she gets tongue-tied just talking to people, which makes her entrance into the social pressure cooker of high school especially odious and riddled with...

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

a series of programs for adults, including films, educational talks, craft projects and more!

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

Road House is a 1989 action film directed by Rowdy Herrington and stars Patrick Swayze as a bouncer at a newly refurbished roadside bar who protects a small town in Missouri from a corrupt businessman. Sam Elliott also plays a bouncer, the mentor, friend and foil of Swayze's character. The cast also includes Kelly Lynch as Swayze's love interest and Ben Gazzara as the main antagonist.

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:00am
Central Library

, Study Room 209